Cherry Barb 1"
Common name: Cherry Barb
Scientific name: Puntius Titteya
Average Adult Fish Size: 2 inches / 5 cm
Place of Origin: Tropical waters in Sri Lanka, from Kelani to the Nilwala basin.
Typical Tank setup: A well planted aquarium with rockwork, bogwood/driftwood. In order for Cherry Barbs to show off their best coloration they need hiding places, such as plants, to feel secure.
Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 10 gallon / 40 litre
Compatibility: They are a peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size. Larger fish may consider them as a source of food. They should be kept in schools of 5 or more. Do not keep them with the larger and more aggressive Tiger Barb.
Temperature: 73 – 80.5 Deg F / 23 – 27 Deg C
Water chemistry: pH 6.0 – 8.0
Feeding: Omnivorous and do well on a varied diet of micro pellets, flakes, frozen and live brine shrimp, as well as microworms, blood worms, and daphnia.